Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has described the newly remodelled and rehabilitated Imodi ICT Center in Imodi -Ijebu, as a very huge project for the community which is expected to add-value to the educational and commercial development of the indigenes.
The project, built by AIRTEL NIGERIA is part of the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility to communities across the country.
Delivering his address at the event, Governor Dapo Abiodun represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Olatokunbo Talabi commended the company for its decision to berth the initiative in the community, adding that, the project was expected to provide youths, as well as other indigenes in the town the opportunity to explore research, empower and develop themselves in order to be adequately equipped in this technological age.
Gov. Abiodun, while congratulating the people of the area for the initiative, appealed to them to ensure regular monitoring and periodic maintenance of the various facilities of the project for sustainability, urging the community not to limit its usage to youth development programmes alone, but to accommodate others in the community for training purposes amongst many others.
“We want to thank AIRTEL for complementing our effort in the area of technological advancement. This project would ultimately affect the indigenes lives positively and put the community in the global center -stage. I therefore appeal to those that would be saddled with the responsibility of managing this project to extend its use to everyone”, he disclosed.
Speaking on effort of the government on the state of roads across board, Gov .Abiodun informed that the enumeration of the bad portions of the township roads across the state had already been achieved in the first 100 days of his administration, reassuring that government would not pay lip service to governance issues, but continue to ensure even development of roads and other dividends of democracy across the state.
He thereafter prayed that the value derivable from the ICT project would positively affect the community as a whole.
Earlier, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Segun Okusanya, who is also an indigene of the town, represented by the Director, Corporate Communication, Emeka Opara thanked the state government, and particularly indigenes of the town for the opportunities to touch life, which is expected to create avenues that would help uplift the community at large.
He noted that the project would further empower the youths, and particularly the larger student community to engage in various research works for socio-economic advancement of the country as a whole.
Also speaking, the Baale of the town, High Chief Musibau Okusajo acknowledged that apart from facilitating teaching and learning process, the CSR initiative would also boost and open up the economic prosperity of the community.
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